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Belgium's parliament votes through child euthanasia
BBC ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | BBC

Posted on 02/13/2014 1:07:21 PM PST by Cronos

Parliament in Belgium has passed a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit, by 86 votes to 44, with 12 abstentions.

...Opponents argue children cannot make such a difficult decision.
It is twelve years since Belgium legalised euthanasia for adults.

In the Netherlands, Belgium's northern neighbour, euthanasia is legal for children over the age of 12, if there is parental consent.

Under the Dutch conditions, a patient's request for euthanasia can be fulfilled by a doctor if the request is "voluntary and well-considered" and the patient is suffering unbearably, with no prospect of improvement.

One man in the public gallery of Belgium's parliament shouted "murderers" in French when the vote was passed, Reuters news agency reports.

... Church leaders argued the law is immoral.

"The law says adolescents cannot make important decisions on economic or emotional issues, but suddenly they've become able to decide that someone should make them die," Brussels Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, head of the Catholic Church in Belgium, said at a prayer vigil last week.

..Some paediatricians have warned vulnerable children could be put at risk and have questioned whether a child can really be expected to make such a difficult choice.

Last week 160 Belgian paediatricians signed an open letter against the law, claiming that there was no urgent need for it and that modern medicine is capable of alleviating pain.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: belgium; childeuthanasia; doctorconsent; euthanasia; netherlands; noagelimit; parentalconsent
Appalling
1 posted on 02/13/2014 1:07:21 PM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Abortion is just the prenatal form of the same thing.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 1:09:00 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Cronos

The feeding of Moloch continues apace.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 1:09:31 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Cronos

Shaking my head. This is unbelievable.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 1:10:09 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Cronos

“terminally ill” such as depression and hang nails probably


5 posted on 02/13/2014 1:10:48 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Cronos

How is all this different from what Satan wanted??


6 posted on 02/13/2014 1:11:34 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Cronos

A child in the womb is a child. A human being. Years of killing them has warped peoples’ perceptions of what’s right and wrong.

Which child will be the first? Will the belgian left celebrate the murder?

The world is backwards. Right is wrong and wrong is right.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 1:12:06 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Cronos

Satanic.


8 posted on 02/13/2014 1:12:10 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cronos

I have nothing against Belgians as such, but the country seems to have been mostly evil, at least since the time of King Leopold.

Which, I suppose, is why the EU chose to have its HQ there.


9 posted on 02/13/2014 1:12:51 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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the BBC article itself is filled with propaganda about a subject that exists only with the help of propaganda ...

Phy Asst Suicide to be voted on by CT Legislature in April. Favored to pass.


10 posted on 02/13/2014 1:13:38 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: Cronos

The Germans must have really slapped them hard. They clear beat the human out of them.


11 posted on 02/13/2014 1:14:47 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Sirius Lee

I support euthanasia for liberals.

Since liberals now kill their unborn children, they should have the privilege of killing themselves.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 1:16:13 PM PST by Oak Grove (H)
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To: Cronos

Nazi evil seems so trite these days...

The waffles either intentionally or unintentionally opened up the door for pedophelia as well. After all, if kids can not choose death, what arguement is there that they cannot consent to sex?


13 posted on 02/13/2014 1:18:12 PM PST by jimmygrace
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To: Cronos

This way Belgians can explain those dead kids in those locked basement rooms.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 1:24:27 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Cronos

When does that space ship for Mars leave?

Earth is becoming a hell hole.


15 posted on 02/13/2014 1:38:21 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Cronos
Last week 160 Belgian paediatricians signed an open letter against the law, claiming that there was no urgent need for it and that modern medicine is capable of alleviating pain.

Why listen to experts? Proving once again that liberalism is a demonic cult and Satan has a stranglehold on them. The spirit of delusion over them is strong.

16 posted on 02/13/2014 1:38:29 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Cronos

Figures-—The sex-ring and homosexual capital of the world, along with Netherlands. More dehumanization habituated and Godless nihilism which is its natural product of their lifestyles.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 2:03:22 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Cronos

There is a veritable cult of death flourishing through out the Western World. The love of death initiated out of a love of vice. After a while the vice addict can no longer stand himself so he wants to die. The love of death has spread from that initial group into an ever increasing number. It is a cult, a very dangerous cult.


18 posted on 02/13/2014 2:19:11 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Cronos

Does my 38-year-old brother-in-law qualify? Because he is an absolute child.

If so, I’m all in with tickets in hand.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 3:10:25 PM PST by Noamie
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To: Noamie

I’m 38, I hope you’re not meaning me :P


20 posted on 02/13/2014 6:10:46 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Cronos

Hard to believe, isn’t it?

As you start deviating and evermore adopting a new sense of normal, eventually you get to a point where killing a 7 year old boy who has Down’s is ethical.

There are people in the US asking for the same, and I wouldn’t be shocked at all if in 20 years as with the shift in attitudes regards homosexuality, this becomes palatable by main stream America.


21 posted on 02/13/2014 7:19:46 PM PST by Red6
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To: Cronos

I say euthanize all those who voted for this. I say also, euthanize all those who vote for any kind of abortion. They are already brain dead.


22 posted on 02/13/2014 7:34:13 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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